The Week That Was – Week Ending 28th Aug

At Practical Performance Analyst we are always on the lookout for interesting stories and articles on topics related to SPE (Systems Performance Engineering). In this week’s, “The Week That Was” we bring to you some of the more relevant and interesting reads that have been published over the last week from various sources across the internet.

Good for Reads

  • Performance Metrics 101: Page Size (Total Downloaded Bytes) – Link
  • Perceived render time – You take the blue pill; you believe whatever you want!- Link
  • Testing Rest APIs in HPE LoadRunner – Link
  • Network Traffic Analyzer with RaspberryPI – Link
  • Five essential types of mobile app testing to help you woo the user – Link
  • Java Thread Life [comic] – Link

Performance Testing

  • Most frequent performance bottlenecks – Link
  • Load Balancing: How to Quickly Boost the Performance of Your Apps – Link

Web Operations & Performance 

  • How to apply the six steps of the scientific method to web performance – Link

Mobile Application Performance

  • 58 Best Mobile Testing Tools You Can’t Live Without – Link
  • 13 Reasons Why You Should Pay Attention to Mobile Web Performance – Link
  • iPhone 6s beats Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in performance test- Link

Network Performance

  • Because you can’t always blame network operations…or the network! – Link

Java Performance

  • Performance tests show Java as fast as C++ – Link
  • Performance Improvements of Java Monitor From JDK 6 to 9 – Link

SPE (Systems Performance Engineering)

  • Linux performance: Tracing the cloud – Link

Database Performance

  • Top Most Overlooked MySQL Performance Optimizations: Part I – Link
  • Top Most Overlooked MySQL Performance Optimizations: Part II – Link

 Hope you have enjoyed this week’s The Week That Was. Please drop us a note with your input, feedback, comments and let us know what you think. Feel free to send through a note on any interesting articles and links to prattu at practical performance analyst dot com.


Pratap Venkatesan (LinkedIn) has been in the IT industry since 2000. He has 8 years of Performance TePratap_Venkatesansting experience and is currently part of Accenture in Australia. Pratap is part of the Engineering capability within Accenture Australia. Pratap has extensive experience in Performance Testing using Industry standard testing tools like HP Performance Center, HP Load Runner. Most of his experience has been with the Banking and Finance industry. Pratap has always been hands-on into throughout the end to end Performance testing cycle in most of his project engagements.

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